Brentford striker Ivan Toney has revealed he almost signed for Rangers before making the move to the Bees instead.
The Lowdown: Toney shines at Brentford
Toney made the move to Brentford from Peterborough last year for a fee of £5m, and that is looking like a snip.
After helping the London outfit earn promotion to the Premier League for the first time in their history, Toney has managed two goals and two assists in six top flight games as Brentford continue to impress (Transfermarkt).
The Latest: Toney admits close Ibrox shave
Speaking to Ally McCoist on talkSPORT (via Ibrox News), Toney has admitted he also made the move to Rangers. He explained:
“I was going to sign for Celtic but I was also going to sign for Rangers. So you might be happy with that.”
The Lowdown: What could have been
£25.2m-valued Toney (Transfermarkt) had proven to be an outstanding signing for Brentford since making the move there. In his last 97 matches, he has found the back of the net 61 times, while he also broke the Championship scoring record last term during Brentford’s triumphant campaign (iNews).
Would you liked to have signed Toney?
Rangers themselves did win the Premiership title last season and also reached the last 16 of the Europa League, so it doesn’t seem they were crying out for Toney. However, he is clearly a talented player, and would have given Steven Gerrard a possible long-term replacement should Alfredo Morelos leave.
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